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Fulham boss Chris Coleman cut adespondent figure after watching his side slip to a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Despite the scoreline, Fulham never really threatened to take something from the game after appearing devoid of a cutting edge upfront.

Coleman conceded that his charges had not deserved to take anything from the visit to their West London neighbours.

“We got what we deserved, nothing,” declared the Fulham chief.

“It was a lacklustre display.

“In the second half we had one shot at goal and that was not on target.

“We paid them too much respect. They are a good team but they did not deserve the respect we showed them.

“Offensively we were poor, we didn’t create anything and were a yard short of where we were last week.”

“I’m disappointed because I thought Chelsea were there for the taking,” he said.

“We played our normal 4-3-3 but nothing happened for us up front and we defended badly for Chelsea’s two goals.

“It is very disappointing because I thought that, by their standards, Chelsea were off the pace.

“We had 19 or 20 shots against Leeds last week but nothing like that this time. You know you are going to have to ride your luck here because they have talented players but we didn’t give ourselves a real chance.

“Our away form is poor. Since we won at Manchester United we’ve drawn only two other games and that’s got to improve before the end of the season.

“I’d be disappointed very much to see it all tail off.”